Surrounded by six acres of landscaped gardens, away from the bustle of city, DesBarres Manor Inn provides a secluded setting for intimate weddings, executive retreats and meetings. Here, in the fresh oceanside air at the head of the Atlantic Coast’s largest bay, guests indulge in deluxe amenities and gracious maritime service far removed from urban distractions, yet only 25 minutes off the Trans Canada highway.
Built in 1837 for Supreme Court Justice W.F. DesBarres, this boutique property offers wedding and event planners a delightful alternative to a typical hotel setting. The Manor’s elegant Hearth Room can accommodate events of up to 40, with the French doors opening onto the Grand Deck. The private dining room accommodates events of up to 8.
A member of the Authentic Seacoast™ Properties, DesBarres Manor guests also have access to the wedding and event venues and recreational facilities within the group including Osprey Shores Golf Resort. Located on a 60 acre peninsula extending into Chedabucto Bay, this magnificent point of land was owned by former Lieutenant-Governor James Cranswick Tory. The 100 seat event facility in the historic clubhouse building features beautiful pine timbers and a soaring 30 foot sky lit ceiling overlooking the harbour. On the resort grounds, the sweeping ocean views are the perfect setting for a romantic tented wedding or memorable event as the sun sets on the bay. Osprey Shores also has a 10 room guest lodge.
DesBarres Manor’s renowned cuisine and wine are available at every meeting venue in the Authentic Seacoast™ Group. The culinary and catering team will work with meeting planners to create individual menus that reflect the fish, game and produce available from local suppliers and the Manor gardens at the time you are planning to host your event.
Busy guests may also take advantage of complimentary WiFi throughout the inn and complimentary shuttle transportation within the village of Guysborough. And when your wedding or event is completed, our innkeepers are pleased to arrange outstanding recreational activities on or off property including golf, fishing, picnics, hikes, volleyball, bonfires, horseshoes or croquet.
Known for our luxurious rooms with chiropractic mattresses, 600 thread count sheets and spa bath products, DesBarres Manor offers the perfect meeting venue for intimate retreats. Our expert staff will ensure your retreat is a highly productive and memorable event.